We found 42 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Austin, TX.

Dr. Alice Diane Friedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Alice Friedman practices adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Friedman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: UTMB Teacher of Distinction (TopDoc) Award; ADC Good Pick Up Award: Peer recognition for excellence in diagnosis and patient care; and Austin Monthly Top Doctors. Her professional affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kevin Kuen-Dar Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Ho specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in colorectal cancer screening, capsule endoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is professionally affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Ho attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ho include: Dr. and Mrs. Fred R. Gifford Scholarship Recipient; Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Scholarship Recipient; and Harry and Hattie Steinmetz Scholarship Recipient.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Capsule Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Anees Ahmed Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Gastroenterology Clinic; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Anees Siddiqui's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In Dr. Siddiqui's practice, he is particularly interested in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui honors. Dr. Siddiqui is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Dr. Mona Lin Ridgeway, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 W 34th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mona Ridgeway is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Austin, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Ridgeway studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sujal Chetan Rangwalla, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Gastroenterology Clinic; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sujal Rangwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rangwalla attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Carmen Elena Landaverde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1111 W 34th Street; Suite 210
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Carmen Landaverde is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. She works in San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Landaverde is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Landaverde is professionally affiliated with the University Health System.

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Dr. Rahel Berhane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite #200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rahel Berhane is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Berhane is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Berhane attended medical school at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Berhane has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jennifer Tatum Wells, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1111 W 34th Street; Suite 210
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Wells is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Wells is affiliated with the University Health System.

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Dr. Bharani Pandrangi Pandrangi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Bharani Challa's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Challa honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Challa attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Ephraim Emmanuel Nsien, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
8200 N. Mopac Expressway; Suite 295
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ephraim Nsien's specialties are adult hospital medicine, adult gastroenterology, and general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ulcers, colon cancer, and gallstones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nsien studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Nsien trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Stents, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ERCP, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Harish Kumar Gagneja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1015 E 32nd Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Harish Gagneja's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Gagneja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Gagneja has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Robert Lee Frachtman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 W 34th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Frachtman is an adult gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Frachtman studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Conway Canhui Huang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
313 E 12th Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Conway Huang's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Hengyang Medical College.

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Dr. Kavitha Janumpalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 W 34th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kavitha Kumbum is an adult gastroenterologist in Austin, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kumbum is a graduate of Kurnool Medical College. Dr. Kumbum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division.

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Dr. Daniel Seth Emmett, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4310 James Casey Street; Suite 4a
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Emmett specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Emmett attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Emmett include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Benjamin David Havemann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4310 James Casey Street; Suite 4a
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Havemann's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Havemann has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Havemann is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.